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Shi, Guimin; Yang, Sheng; Liu, Changyong; Meng, Shimin; Luo, Zhiming; Li, Shaozi – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2020
In this article, a cognitive framework for observing learning activities based on human-computer coupling is proposed. The observation is based on the vectorization of a learning situation along with human-computer interaction factors. An evolutionary high-dimensional topology of learning cognitive flow is introduced for human-computer…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Observation, Cognitive Structures, Interaction
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Yu, Zhonggen – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2019
Studies on gender differences in mobile English learning are in their initial stages. College English IV, designed by a number of professors and engineers in a university in China, serves as a mobile English learning platform. This study aims to determine gender differences in cognitive loads, attitudes, and academic achievements in English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level
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Zhu, Wenlong; Xie, Wenjing – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
Flipped classroom provides the new ideas and ways for the innovation of university pedagogical mode. Nowadays instructors may apply this new approach to liberal arts majors in university class in order to make up for the problems of low instructional effects in traditional teaching method. From the subjective and objective perspectives, this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Homework, Video Technology
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Liu, Zhi; Zhang, Wenjing; Cheng, Hercy N. H.; Sun, Jianwen; Liu, Sannyuya – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2018
As an overt expression of internal mental processes, discourses have become one main data source for the research of interactive learning. To deeply explore behavioral regularities among interactions, this article firstly adopts the content analysis method to summarize students' engagement patterns within a course forum in a small private online…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Correlation, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement
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Liu, Ming; Wang, Yuqi; Xu, Weiwei; Liu, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
The number of Chinese engineering students has increased greatly since 1999. Rating the quality of these students' English essays has thus become time-consuming and challenging. This paper presents a novel automatic essay scoring algorithm called PSOSVR, based on a machine learning algorithm, Support Vector Machine for Regression (SVR), and a…
Descriptors: Essays, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, Engineering Education
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Zhou, Yuxia; Xiong, Ying – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Inequity between urban and rural education prevalently exists in China. A lack of qualified teachers is the main reason for disadvantaged education in rural areas. In order to solve this problem, Live Broadcast Classroom was adopted for use in grade 5 English classes. 90 students and 3 teachers of 3 classes from two primary schools in Yunnan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged, Grade 5
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Liu, Ming; Pardo, Abelardo; Liu, Li – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2017
Online collaborative writing tools provide an efficient way to complete a writing task. However, existing tools only focus on technological affordances and ignore the importance of social affordances in a collaborative learning environment. This article describes a learning analytic system that analyzes writing behaviors, and creates…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Learner Engagement, Student Attitudes, Visualization
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Liu, Yuqin; Jiang, Guohai; Han, Lanling; Lin, Mingxing – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
In language learning, error correction information given by teachers for student compositions is of great value in both teaching and learning. However, in traditional paper-based error correction mode, error correction information is easily lost and cannot be fed back to students systematically. The aim of this research is to provide maximum…
Descriptors: Japanese, Error Correction, Writing (Composition), Educational Technology
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Wang, Jingyun; Mendori, Takahiko; Xiong, Juan – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2013
This paper proposes a framework for web-based language learning support systems designed to provide customizable pedagogical procedures based on the analysis of characteristics of both learner and course. This framework employs a course-centered ontology and a teaching method ontology as the foundation for the student model, which includes learner…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Jun; Sha, Sha; Zheng, Qinghua; Zhang, Wei – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2012
Assigning difficulty level indicators to the knowledge units helps the learners plan their learning activities more efficiently. This paper focuses on how to use the topology of a knowledge map to compute and rank the difficulty levels of knowledge units. Firstly, the authors present the hierarchical structure and properties of the knowledge map.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Difficulty Level, Educational Technology
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Huang, Chang-Qin; Duan, Ru-Lin; Tang, Yong; Zhu, Zhi-Ting; Yan, Yong-Jian; Guo, Yu-Qing – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
The semantic web brings a new opportunity for efficient information organization and search. To meet the special requirements of the educational field, this paper proposes an intelligent search engine enabled by educational semantic support service, where three kinds of searches are integrated into Educational Information Intelligent Search (EIIS)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Search Engines, Educational Technology, Reaction Time
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Liu, Yuqin; Yin, Chengjiu; Ogata, Hiroaki; Qiao, Guojun; Yano, Yoneo – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2011
In traditional classes, having many questions from learners is important because these questions indicate difficult points for learners and for teachers. This paper proposes a FAQ-based e-Learning environment to support Japanese language learning that focuses on learner questions. This knowledge sharing system enables learners to interact and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Japanese, Second Language Instruction
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Shuqun, Yang; Shuliang, Ding; Zhiqiang, Yao – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2009
Cognitive diagnosis (CD) plays an important role in intelligent tutoring system. Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) is adaptive, fair, and efficient, which is suitable to large-scale examination. Traditional cognitive diagnostic test needs quite large number of items, the efficient and tailored CAT could be a remedy for it, so the CAT with…
Descriptors: Monte Carlo Methods, Distance Education, Adaptive Testing, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Wang, Yushun; Zhuang, Yueting – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2008
Online interaction with 3D facial animation is an alternative way of face-to-face communication for distance education. 3D facial modeling is essential for virtual educational environments establishment. This article presents a novel 3D facial modeling solution that facilitates quasi-facial communication for online learning. Our algorithm builds…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Animation
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Zhuang, Yueting; Zhang, Xiafen; Lu, Weiming; Wu, Fei – International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 2007
Chinese brush calligraphy is a valuable civilization legacy and a high art of scholarship. It is still popular in Chinese banners, newspaper mastheads, university names, and celebration gifts. There are Web sites that try to help people enjoy and learn Chinese calligraphy. However, there lacks advanced services such as content-based retrieval or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chinese, Handwriting, Writing Instruction
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